Friday, October 23, 2015
Middle school special ed science class. On a Friday. They had a test. Open book.
A student raised his hand. I went over to answer his question...
The instructional aide then informed me of the testing rules. If the kiddos had a question, they were to come to us.
This is an unusual arrangement, so she explained. They tend to be needy during tests, so if we go to them, they'll need us to stand by them the entire time they're working. (Apparently they've learned this through experience.) The making them come to us is one way they're trying to get them to think for themselves.
We still got questions. Lots of them. And every time they raised their hands, I had to motion to them to come to me. I guess it's a process.
Some of them did very well on the test. (The IA graded most of the papers that day.) Some, not so much. But I guess that's normal.